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Wheatland-Chili Band and Choir Place at Music in the Parks

The Wheatland-Chili High School Band and Chorus participated in Music in the Parks in Boston, MA, along with six schools from New York and Rhode Island. The WheatlandChili Choir took first place in their division and the Band took third place. Each earned a rating of Excellent which is the
second highest one can earn, just under Superior.

The Chorus performed "This is Me" from the Greatest Showman by Pasek and Paul; "Thula Klizeo" by Joseph Shabalala; "Autumn Vesper" by Audrey Snyder with words by Emily Bronte. "The Band" performed Torch of Liberty by Karl L. King; "Children's March" by Percy Grainger; and Suite from Bohemia by Vaclav Nelhybel.

Forty-five students participated in the band trip with music teachers Steve Zimmerman and Nick Rocha; and chaperones Lois Hagadorn and Laura Hogan. While in Boston the students had a guided tour of the Freedom Trail, visited the New England Aquarium, attended a performance of Les Miserables at the Boston Opera House and spent an afternoon at Six Flags New England. Congratulations to Wheatland-Chili students and staff for this outstanding accomplishment.